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Brown Hill Creek
AdelaideSouth Australia
Brown Hill trig station.jpg
Brown Hill trig station
Postcode(s) 5062
LGA(s) City of Mitcham
Suburbs around Brown Hill Creek:
Springfield Urrbrae Mount Osmond
Mitcham Brown Hill Creek Leawood Gardens
Belair Belair Crafers West

Brown Hill Creek is a south-eastern suburb of Adelaide in the City of Mitcham in South Australia, named in 1991 after Brown Hill Creek which flows from east to west through the locality. The creek itself was named after Brown Hill which rises immediately south-east of Mitcham village.

The area beside the creek in the suburbs of Mitcham and Brown Hill Creek was known to the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains as Wirraparinga, meaning "creek and scrub place".

Mt osmond inter bhc
The suburb of Brown Hill Creek extends southwards for about 4 km (2.5 mi) from Mount Osmond, in the right of the picture.

The creek valley south of Brown Hill is home to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park and has been the site a recreation park since the late 1800s. A bathing hole was established at a constructed dam on the creek near Mitcham village in 1894 but was removed eight years later to protect the interests of market gardeners upstream. A a stone plaque declaring a "pleasure resort" from the early part of the 20th century still stands at the entrance to the valley, where Mitcham borders the suburb of Brown Hill Creek. The recreation reserve extends several kilometres upstream into the main creek valley through the heart of the suburb.

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